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Which would you eat? Agroecosystems Which factors affect the selection of food species? Why do people eat what they do? Where and how is it produced? What is an agroecosystem? • A natural ecosystem that has been modified to optimize the production of human food. • It usually has been adapted to make the most of available resources. • Sometimes it has been modified to minimise environmental impact. Ethical choices Irrigation Soil fertility Selection of species Climate Fertilisers and pesticides Mechanisation pests Religion topography Factors which affect the production of these food species/products? • • • • • Environmental Social Religious Ethical choices Technological HW Pick 1 food species/product. Research how and where it is produced. • • • • • • • • • • • • • Hill Sheep Farming in Wales Dairy farming in South West England Wheat farming in Western Australia Rice farming in India Soft fruit farming Lama farming in the Andes Sugar beet Pate de foie gras Free range eggs Cattle herding in Africa Pork Organic food Locally grown